Moat at Combe Abbey

Description of this historic site

A moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building, at Combe Abbey. It dates to the Imperial period and survives as an earthwork.

Notes about this historic site

Earthworks of moat.

1 Nesfield conducted work at Combe Abbey in the 1860s. The most attractive feature of his work was the moat which he constructed to the S and E of the house and which is connected with the lake, of 90 acres, in the grounds.
2 The boathouse has direct access to the moat and lake.
3 E. Nesfield’s father, W. A. Nesfield, dug the moat. Details of water feed, weir, and outflow to the lake.

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